That’s a big company for you. Whether you like them or not, the WWE is the most powerful wrestling company in the world. If they want someone or something, odds are they are going to be able to get it in the end. That’s how things have worked for a long time and it turns out that they can influence other companies at the same time. That is what they are doing now and a wrestler is suffering as a result.
Ever since professional wrestling began, the idea of a wrestlers’ union has never come to pass. It is something that would be a huge problem for the promoters, which is why they have wanted to prevent anything from ever coming together. That may or may not be a good idea, but it is what WWE is going to do every time they have to. They did it again, and this time it is doing some damage to a wrestler’s career.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has pressured both Westside Xtreme Wrestling (German) and Progress Wrestling (England) to move away from David Starr, an independent wrestler. Starr has been attempting to get wrestlers to unionize in Europe, which could cause problems for WWE down the road. As a result, both companies have stopped using Starr, with his last Westside Xtreme Wrestling match taking place on March 7 and his last Progress match taking place on December 30, 2019. Both promotions’ talent appear in NXT UK, which is how WWE can put pressure on them.
Starr has a lot of talent. Check out the things he can do in the ring:
Opinion: I’m not exactly surprised on this as there are only so many ways you can do things that WWE does not want you do to until they fight back. Starr is not doing things that makes WWE happy and that is not going to wind up going well for them. Hopefully things get better for Starr in the future, but he is not going to be able to be involved in some major promotions if they have ties to WWE.
Is this going too far for WWE? Will there ever be a wrestlers’ union? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!